Falcons drill squad recipient Cameron Batson is arrested for assaulting police during a DUI stop.
Falcons’ Cameron Batson is arrested for “fighting Atlanta police in a traffic stop, failing the field sobriety test and attempting to flee officers in his truck.”
- A member of the Atlanta Falcons practice team was arrested early Saturday
- Wide receiver Cameron Batson has been accused of drunk driving and assaulting cops
- Batson was allegedly pulled over for speeding before failing a sobriety test
- He then allegedly attacked officers before fleeing in his truck and later crashing
- Batson tried to flee on foot, according to officers, who eventually arrested him
- An officer fired a gun at Batson, who was not injured during the ordeal
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A member of the Atlanta Falcons’ drill squad was arrested early Saturday morning after being pulled over for speeding and allegedly failing a field sobriety test, assaulting officers, escaping in his truck, falling and attempting to to flee on foot.
Wide receiver Cameron Batson was eventually found hiding by police and arrested, although no list of charges was released. A spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department instructed DailyMail.com to resend a request for more information on Tuesday. As of Saturday noon, Batson was not on the Fulton County Jail’s inmate roll.
An officer fired a gun at Batson, who was not injured during the ordeal.
The Falcons have confirmed Batson’s arrest in a statement: “We have been made aware of a late night incident involving Cameron Batson and are currently collecting information from law enforcement. We take this matter seriously and have no further comment at this time.’
Atlanta Falcons practice squad wide receiver Cameron Batson was arrested Saturday
According to Atlanta police, the 27-year-old wideout was pulled over on I-75 around 2 a.m. for allegedly speeding and not staying in his lane.
Officials conducted an on-site sobriety test that Batson failed and attempted to arrest the former Texas Tech star. According to the police, there was a violent traffic stop.
“The driver resisted and fought violently with the officer,” the department’s press release said. “During the incident, the officer fired his firearm but no one was hit.”
Batson reportedly returned to his truck and tried to flee, but crashed shortly after.
“The suspect was able to evade the officer, get back into his vehicle and flee the scene,” the press release said. “He fell a short distance away, near Northside Drive and Echota Drive, and ran away on foot.
“Several officers searched the area and were able to locate the suspect who was hiding in the area. He was taken into custody and faces multiple charges.
“The officer and the suspect were both taken to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the altercation. At this point the investigation will continue.’
Batson was undrafted by Texas Tech in 2018 but signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, for whom he played portions of three seasons. His best year came in 2020 when he had 12 catches for 100 yards in a dozen games.
He signed with the Falcons’ practice team ahead of the 2022 season but has not yet been promoted to the 53-man roster.
Batson was undrafted by Texas Tech in 2018 but signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, for whom he played portions of three seasons. His best year came in 2020 when he had 12 catches for 100 yards in a dozen games. He signed with the Falcons practice team ahead of the 2022 season
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